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I Feel Hollow and Empty

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    Empty and Devoid of Direction

    Have you ever felt like you lived someone elses life? That... although you may have sub-consciously known who you are and what you wanted to do with your life... that somehow it had become (or were) the culmination of everyones expectations? That by the time you realised (or...
    weever weever 22-25 1 Response Dec 14, 2008

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    Emptiness... Every once

    and while Emptiness... Its that hole inside your chest Emptiness... Its having that amount of words that are endless Emptiness... When those words can't release the feeling of restless Emptiness... The urge of screaming i am helpless Emptiness... When you search for the meaning...
    XXgirlXX XXgirlXX 26-30, F Aug 11, 2014

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    Lately my life keeps turning around

    and making me question everything. I don't know what do do anymore.
    nonamerr nonamerr 13-15, F Jun 7

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    Brick By Brick

    I've lost my voice, my opinions, my feelings, and seemingly my ability to connect with others. I've had no motivation or muse to write or draw, nothing comes to mind. I try to do creative exercises but it all comes out wrong or ugly and feels so empty and meaningless. Even just...
    Anastrianna Anastrianna 22-25, F 2 Responses Jul 6, 2013

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    Disconnected

    I know where this emptiness comes from: too many years being independent, traveling around, disconnecting from people and never connecting to family. It is all nice and fine, and it is also a very safe approach, but it catches up with you sooner or later. Never having really...
    thinkandfeel thinkandfeel 36-40, F 4 Responses Oct 19, 2010

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    #it's just one consideration# human life is

    hollowness but hello for sometime..so.. why should we cry for something or someone which is never ours...but don't forget, that's just impossible,carry on pls..
    romance333 romance333 22-25, M Oct 10, 2014

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    Empty.. and Hollow...

    I feel.. Empty.. No emotion.. Numb.. Speechless..  I want my son back...
    ShallowDreamers ShallowDreamers 22-25, M 4 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    I Hit That Wall- Wall Of Darkness

    My life is falling apart, so apart that I ‘m afraid if I can pull it back together. I don’t know what is going on with me, but I feel like everything that I hold for ,everything that I wished for is falling apart. I feel sad; I feel the sadness penetrating its way through me...
    SweetMeg SweetMeg 18-21, F 2 Responses Nov 20, 2013

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    How?

    How do you leave a path you have walked for a lifetime? Treading the path of loneliness and isolation for as long as you can remember. As familiar as breathing, As sure as your own heartbeat. How do you walk away from that? Is moving on always the best answer? When for a...
    TheWanderingSupertramp TheWanderingSupertramp 26-30, M Nov 22, 2010

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    I Don't Know How to Cope

    I feel such an emptiness inside. This hollowness that haunts my every breath. I don't know what to feel right now...I miss him so much..my precious little boy..He still holds my heart. I want to just scream! I want to cry..do something other then wanting to feel something. He...
    HanaNoMizu HanaNoMizu 26-30, F 3 Responses Apr 14, 2009

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    ZER0RPHEUS ZER0RPHEUS 18-21, F Apr 15

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    Hollow And Empty

    Hollow and empty,That's how i feelSince you've been gone,Lonely am I,Please come back,I'm so sorry,I let you go. 
    lazycrazybasket lazycrazybasket 46-50, M Nov 29, 2011

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    This Says It Much Better

    "Right Where It Belongs" See the animal in his cage that you built Are you sure what side you're on? Better not look him too closely in the eye Are you sure what side of the glass you are on? See the safety of the life you have built Everything where it belongs Feel the...
    UnderTheBridge UnderTheBridge 22-25, F 2 Responses Feb 13, 2011

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    Hole In My Soul

    I wish that as a Christian, I no longer felt like I have a hole in my soul. But I still do - after years of counselling, men's groups, self help books, etc, etc... It's like there's a hole that lets all the goodness drain back out - whenever I feel love from God, myself, loved...
    gavmac gavmac 46-50, M Aug 22, 2010

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    A Hotel Room In San Diego

    I hate warm weather, I hate southern California.... so far away from home. I am farther away from myself than I am from anyone else. Is this clinical depression? I don't know..... Maybe I am just dead inside. I put on La Robe a Parasol and the french pulls the blood from my...
    menschfeind menschfeind 26-30 Jul 13, 2010

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    Completely

    Everything is the same to me. Food doesn't have a taste. People can't make me smile. I don't know how to handle times like these. Nothing can make me feel. I'm completely indifferent to life. I am nothing. I have no value.
    Mdear Mdear 18-21, F Feb 2, 2012

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    Something I Wrote

      She gave you a chance You broke the romance She gave you her love You broke who she was I’d rather die today Than live to see tomorrow Don’t want to wake up Can’t continue the sorrow I’ve had enough Of the fighting, the lies Trying so...
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 1 Response Dec 29, 2009

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    I'm Dead Inside.

    For a while now I have felt dead inside. I don't feel love for anyone, I don't feel sad, I don't feel happy. It's absolutely empty inside of me.
    iloveedward iloveedward 18-21, F 4 Responses Sep 4, 2009

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    It's Hard To Explain,

    Unless you've felt like this, I guess this will be hard to understand, hard to imagine, hard to feel. The emptiness inside me is something even I don't fully understand let alone know how to express in words. Emptiness is like an iron feather, a dark cloud - it feels so heavy yet...
    FadedMarks FadedMarks 16-17, F 3 Responses May 8, 2011

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    Nothing Inside

    I dunno...it's something that comes back to haunt me every few days - like today. It's very random. Two days ago, I was happy and cheerful and now I feel so...gloomy. It goes away when I'm around people I love and when I'm having fun, but as soon as I'm alone, as soon as my mind...
    DarkAngel123 DarkAngel123 18-21, F 2 Responses Jun 20, 2010

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    Something Is Missing And Always Has Been

    I cannot explain it. Perhaps it is the curse of a young mind that sought out to understand things it was not yet ready for. Or the curse of a soul hunting dark dreams. Whatever the reason, this has been part of who I am since I was young. My mind chose the path before my human...
    ShinimiM1ka ShinimiM1ka 22-25, F Dec 3, 2013

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    When The Night Comes

    That's pretty much what I feel when it comes to the end of the day. I'm alone and lonely. it feels so empty, so helpless. I'm nobody. Sometimes this emptiness, it hurts so much that I really wanna scream it out loud. But what for? No one is going to listen. All I do is crying...
    Lena04 Lena04 22-25, F 2 Responses Nov 21, 2010

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    I know none of you care,

    but I feel perpetually hollow.. There's something missing that I can't find. True love? Enlightenment? The fulfillment of wanderlust? I really don't know. There's something that is missing. I'm incomplete without it, and it's really the only thing I need. Help, please? Honestly...
    datcat83 datcat83 16-17, M 1 Response Apr 29

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    At Times and Moreso Now.

    Just the enveloping awareness of infinity - there is so much available to choose from and yet; still, the small ledge of the "easy way out"; keeping things as they were years ago, and returning to what I once walked away from. ...the "teeter-totter" of...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Apr 15, 2009

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    Missing

    I feel like a whole part of me is missing that I am not even here sometimes and honestly not part of the earth.    It isn't pleasant either.   Hollow feelings aren't what  i need right now.  i need my birthfamily! 
    kthimm1 kthimm1 18-21, F 11 Responses Jan 19, 2009

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    Like a soda can so empty,

    of fluids, used up and dry.Maybe I just need to cry,but I really do not know why.If life can drain you of passion,and energy like some tension,in a rubber band that snapped,and you are really handicapped!Why continue on, like a zombie,living but not alive like in a movie?Maybe it...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Dec 5, 2013

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    Felt

    I felt hollow and Empty Like the darkness had finally completley covered me I was stuck in the middle of the tunnel Or finally at the bottom of my hole With no way out Just stuck there There was no light at all No sliver linning No the glass was half-empty Not half full No...
    InmemoryofLifelessStar InmemoryofLifelessStar 18-21, F 1 Response Jan 24, 2012

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    Just Somthing Isnt There

    its like a big whole. the only time i ever expirence it getting full is when im 100% happy. Naomi(one of my three personalitys and voices in my head) said that right now my soul is in a very deep and horrible pain and what its doing is sleeping. and it only wakes up when the...
    LelouchZero LelouchZero 18-21, T Oct 27, 2009

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    Related Experiences

    I realize that everyone at some point in their life feels this way. However why you feel like this is because you also feel on top of that that no one is facing the same...
    Eninferno Eninferno 13-15, F 1 Response 4 hrs ago

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    who doesn't? i love that feeling of being alive and creative, full of sparkle and hope. They say I have a mood disorder, so maybe that's why I'm craving feelings i cannot have to...
    cosmosdrift cosmosdrift 31-35, F 1 Response 8 hrs ago

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    not so much as emotionally or spiritually or even physically ( just ate 7 slices or pizza ) but i just don't feel alright , not because of the pizza lol
    jontony jontony 18-21, M 1 day ago

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    And yet again, I feel hollow and strange. I can't quite place what this is, if it's even anything at all, but whatever it is, it's wierd. So, so bizarre. The lights are off in my...
    ViperaStellaris ViperaStellaris 13-15, F 1 Response 1 day ago

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    I feel empty a lot. Why do I? I want happiness. Yet, what is happiness? The hollowness in me just keeps expanding. I am afraid that it will eclipse everything else. I will be come...
    RebellioustoanEnd RebellioustoanEnd 18-21, F 2 days ago

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    August 29th 2015 A long walk with poppy, cut the lawns, cleaning and tidying. Washed the car. Had some cornflakes. How totally empty it all is trying to keep busy when the house is...
    NottsProfGent NottsProfGent 46-50, M 7 Responses 4 days ago

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    Im not good with story telling .i dont think my problem is even worth mentioning but im a first year college student and i feel so empty .i am not depressed even though my life is...
    M00ah M00ah 18-21, F 2 Responses 5 days ago

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    Ever had a feeling that you've been there, done it all, even when you haven't, and you find everything just a task, only repetitive and suddenly holds no meaning whatsoever...
    kasiyat kasiyat 26-30, F 8 Responses 5 days ago

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    "There is nothing worse than feeling empty" She said, staring at the small bottle of jack in her hands. "Wrong" I replied, as she looked at me like I was about to reveal a...
    HeartOfPoetry HeartOfPoetry 36-40, F 6 days ago

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    when you finally find someone that makes you feel " whole " you reject them cause your not used to feeling this way
    jontony jontony 18-21, M 2 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel so alone and lost inside right now more than ever I'm so alone in this hotel room I can just hear my own thoughts crying.. It's so empty here without my brothers and dad...
    sunshineh13 sunshineh13 22-25, F 8 Responses 6 days ago

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    I feel kind of empty tonight. I went to the hospital this afternoon for a routine xray. The whole hospital is just so full of memories, I'd spent a great deal of time there when...
    SamSungGuy SamSungGuy 46-50, M 1 Response 6 days ago

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    The confusion I feel in a current relationship just magnifies my unfinished business in another one. The ability to scrutinize is my greatest enemy.
    pearlesque pearlesque 31-35, F 1 Response a week ago

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    Did we really love each other or is that we both loved and cherished the idea of love,the dreamy illusions. They say love fills the life with happiness then why only pain we get...
    winterfall winterfall 36-40 a week ago

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    All of that thick time without you Has made me so thick and drunk "and it's okay to laugh about it" I said, "it's okay to laugh about it" Runnin' twice as fast to stay in the same...
    deleted deleted 26-30 Aug 24

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    When things get extremely difficult or beyond great, I really wish i have her by my side.. I remember she didnt need much words to understand me.. There were times, I felt that she...
    FaitAccomp1i FaitAccomp1i 70+, M 1 Response Aug 24